We're not sure about you, but we think Halloween landing on a Wednesday this year is pretty sweet luck. Not only did we get to party in costume all weekend long, but now we get to do it all again! Now, if only we could figure out how to take Thursday off. Check out these cool Halloween events that are actually on Halloween this year.
DUST OFF YOUR DRACULA CAPE AND GET TO SYNETIC THEATER
Come for one of the best plays of the year (just look at this trailer for Jekyll and Hyde!) and stay for the Vampire's Ball after party that'll featuring specially made "good" and "evil" tapas from Jaleo (yet they're all delicious), as well as drinks, dancing and a costume contest. The more theatrical, the better at this Crystal City locale.
1800 South Bell St., Arlington, Va., 8 p.m., We've an exclusive discounted ticket hook-up here.
SLAP ON YOUR "EYES WIDE SHUT" MASK AND HEAD TO LAST EXIT
Sure this party may be a splurge, but what you pay in money, you'll be paid in straight up class and some of the best drinks in DC. Plus, who knows what enticing strangers you'll meet beneath those masks? We hope it's not Jason. We're not talking about your hot neighbor Jason. But the Halloween murderer Jason. Stay away from that guy...
3155 Mt Pleasant St., NW, 8 p.m. to midnight., Tix are $70
WRAP A BANDAGE AROUND YOUR EAR AND CALL YOURSELF VAN GOGH AT MOCA DC
More than just a costume contest (although that will also happen at this event), this party will also give you a blank canvas, literally, on which you can paint. Blood-splatter Dexter paintings are most welcome. Oh yeah, and there'll be plenty of wine. Have fun.
1054 31st St., NW, 7 p.m. to midnight, Tix are $30
PUT SOME NEON STREAKS IN YOUR HAIR AND BE A CLUB KID AT U STREET MUSIC HALL
In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute, U Street Music Hall is bringing in Crookers, one of Italy's premiere DJs and producers. Along with him, join one of DC's finest, DJ Yorker, and Nick Catchdubs.
1115 U St., NW, 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Tix are $20 online, $25 at the door
SLAP ON YOUR HIGHEST PAIR OF HEELS, SIR, AND CLOP TO THE MANSION ON O STREET
Come for the costume party and stay for the drag show, especially since it's in this one-of-a-kind mansion right in the city. There will be a cash bar for those who are of legal drinking age, and plenty of other fun for all. And yes, there will be prizes.
2020 O St., NW, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tix are $40
BUNDLE UP IN A BERET AND SASHÉ TO NAPOLEON
Here's what's up with this party, being co-presented by Alliance Francaise: the keyword is absinthe. Yes, absinthe. Things will get wild. Things will get French(ed). You may want to take off work the next day. Plus, prizes will be awarded for the "French-est" and scariest costume.
1847 Columbia Rd., NW, 8 p.m., Tix are $12